Today in History
Listings for Monday, December 2, 2019.
- 1859 Georges Seurat, French painter, pointillist
- 1863 William Randolph Hearst, publisher, castle builder
- 1885 George Minot, US physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
- 1885 N¡kos Kazantazak¡s, Greek writer (Zorba the Greek)
- 1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records.
- 1914 Ray Walston, actor, (South Pacific, The Sting)
- 1923 Maria Callas, divine diva
- 1948 Cathy Lee Crosby
- 1962 Tracy Austin
- 1973 Monica Seles
- 1981 Brittney Spears
- Pan American Health Day
- 1804 Napoleon becomes the first French emperor, crowning himself.
- 1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
- 1816 1st savings bank in US opens as the Philadelphia Savings Fund
- 1823 President James Monroe declares his doctrine.
- 1942 1st controlled nuclear reaction at University of Chicago.
- 1957 first commercial atomic electric power plant goes to work in PA.
- 1971 Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
- 1975 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
- 1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted.
That's all for today.